Loyalty to one’s alma mater and ex-football team knows no bounds in the NFL, and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson found out the consequences of blind loyalty this past weekend.
The former Michigan Wolverines quarterback apparently lost a bet on “The Game” between his team and the Ohio State Buckeyes. As a result, his Instagram profile looks a bit different these days:
According to a report from Eleven Warriors, Robinson didn’t lose the bet with a teammate on the Jaguars, but rather to the team’s mighty equipment manager, Brett Emerine. Under the terms of the wager, Robinson has to sport the Meyer avatar for one week. (Had Emerine lost the bet, he would have had to shave a Michigan helmet design into his hair.)
Betting against Meyer and the Buckeyes in this clash has been a bad proposition from the very beginning, as Ohio State has yet to lose a game against Michigan since Meyer’s arrival. Not to mention that the Buckeyes have won 11 of the past 12 meetings between the schools, and 13 of the last 15 games.
There’s also the fact that Ohio State is 31-1 in regular season Big Ten matchups under Meyer.
Oh, and did we mention Denard’s own 1-3 record against “Ohio” as Brady Hoke and his team were so famous for calling Ohio State?
It all adds up to a bad bet and Denard becoming the biggest Urban Meyer fan for the next week. At least Robinson held up his end of the bet and the slight embarrassment that might come with it. Emerine would have gotten the worse end of that agreement had Michigan won on Saturday.